Faculty and students from across the Harvard community are working on ways to address climate change and its effects.
Teaching the next generation
How can we empower young children in the face of climate change?Learn more from the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Solutions from the past
Explore the Graduate School of Design’s overview of the first-ever compendium of Indigenous technologies, which could provide a powerful toolkit for climate-resilient design.
Solutions on the brink
Harvard researchers are applying biological principles and their expertise across a range of disciplines to reduce pollution, water contamination, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Solutions for the future
Explore the work of Harvard Business School alumni who are working to make tomorrow’s cities more sustainable across five key areas: mobility, power, construction, water, and waste.
Better air conditioners
A new technology uses up to 75% less energy than traditional air conditioners, and relies on water rather than environment-damaging refrigerants.
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Researchers at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences outline an affordable approach for taking excess carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to help reduce the rising temperatures of climate change.
Built for a park with very little shade, CloudHouse’s design was informed by one central constraint: avoiding material waste.
Respite from the heat and rain
Inexpensive, recyclable plastic
Easy to fabricate, transport, and assemble
The BLT battery will revolutionize electric cars
Long-lasting, quick-charging batteries are essential to the electric vehicle market, but today’s lithium-ion batteries fall short of what’s needed—they’re too heavy, too expensive, and take too long to charge. Enter the BLT battery.
A planetary health diet
Harvard Chan School’s Walter Willett and the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health developed the world’s first scientific targets for a planetary health diet. The plant-forward diet emphasizes whole grains and plant-based proteins.
Why we’re adapting
Rising health concerns
Rising security risks
Rising carbon dioxide
Solutions from our campus
of onsite solar energy installations
vegetated green roofs across campus
of Harvard’s bus fleet is electric
Building a sustainable future
Our new Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) has been certified by two international building certification programs as one of the healthiest, most sustainable, and energy-efficient laboratories in the world.
Climate Change Solutions Fund
Established in 2014, this Harvard fund encourages multidisciplinary research around climate change.